My Mindful Moment series are 12 pieces that will directly fund my own therapy this year.
I realised I really enjoy fundraising for causes that inspire me but I often neglect myself. In 2020 I started therapy again which has been incredibly helpful, however, in order to access what I need it is a paid service and I need to cover the costs. Therefore this year I will be releasing a painting on the last day of each month that I've painted mindfully that will directly fund my own therapy and hopefully I can raise awareness of mental health issues, reduce the stigma and create some good conversations and support to others.
The quote for this piece is, "Some days I am more wolf than woman, I am still learning how to stop apologising for my wild." - Nikita Gill. I expect this is the sort of quote that will feel different to different people. For me it really stood out as I feel I often expect myself to be some of sort of zen, well-meaning, quiet, subdued person who is likeable.
Over the years I've realised that isn't my whole truth though, sometimes anger is the most useful emotion in a situation, some times it feels good to be passionate, loud and unapologetically you. So I'm learning to be my wolf more and to worry less what people think of that. Stand up for myself, my boundaries, my heart, my time, my passion. I decided it had to be a wolf for the quote really, also they did used to live here in the UK until the humans wiped them out.
The wonderful @allisliddlephotography @allisinnatureland sent me beautiful photos she had captured of wolves to work from and I really wanted to add a stormy background.
The painting is A5 sized, painted with vegan acrylic and watercolour paints on to sustainable bamboo paper and framed in a black made to measure frame. It will be sent next day delivery via DPD unless collection can be arranged.